46 terms

McKenna Vocabulary: 3-4

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allot-v
to assign or distribute in shares or portions
amass-v
to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble
audacious-adj
bold, adventurous, recklessly daring
comply-v
to yield to request or command
devoid-adj
not having or using, lacking
elite-n
the choice part of a group of people or things
elite-adj
superior
grapple-n
an iron hook used to grab and hold
grapple-v
to come to grips with, wrestle, or fight with
incapacitate-v
to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible
instigate-v
to urge on; to stir up, start, incite
longevity-n
long life, long duration, length of life
myriad-adj
in very great numbers
myriad-n
a very great number
perspective-n
a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearance to the eye of various objects at a given time, place or distance
perturb-v
to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion
prodigious- adj
immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
relevant-adj
connected with or related to the matter at hand
skittish-adj
extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious; unstable, undependable
tether-n
a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength of resources
tether-v
to fasten with a rope or chain
unison-n
a sounding together; agreement or accord
vie-v
to compete; to strive for victory or superiority
willful-adj
stubbornly, self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate
annul-v
to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blasé-adj
indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
bolster-v
to support, give boost to
bolster-n
a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore-v
to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous-adj
of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster-v
to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to account to, comprise, include
muster-n
a list of military personnel; a gathering acumulation
nonentity-n
a person or thing of no importance
obsess-v
to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate-adj
elaborately decorated; showing splendid
oust-v
to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse-v
to read thoroughly and carefully
porous-adj
full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory-n
a high point of land extending into water
prone-adj
lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm-n
a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse-n
a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue-n
a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous-adj
showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid-adj
serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain-v
to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of